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EPA Permits Some Confidentiality In Final GHG Reporting Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday finalized changes to its greenhouse gas reporting program that allow some emissions information to remain confidential, after companies said the information could expose trade secrets.

  • BREAKING: Aereo Can't Use Compulsory License, Judge Says

    Aereo Inc., the upstart online streaming service that was shuttered by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, lost its bid Thursday to continue operating by using the compulsory copyright license available to cable providers.

  • BREAKING: Jury Clears J&J In Hip Implant Bellwether Trial

    A Texas federal jury on Thursday unanimously cleared Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopedics Inc. unit of accusations it manufactured a dangerous and defective metal-on-metal hip implant, in a bellwether trial over the company's Pinnacle device.

  • 7th Circ. Won't Resurrect Redbox Video Privacy Class Action

    The Seventh Circuit on Thursday refused to revive a proposed class action accusing Redbox Automated Retail LLC of illegally disclosing consumers' personally identifiable information to a customer service contractor, ruling the data sharing was necessary for the contractor to perform its duties.

  • Brazilian Bidders Again Boost Chiquita Bid As Vote Nears

    The Brazilian suitors seeking to upend a $500 million-plus inversion between Chiquita Brands International Inc. and Ireland's Fyffes PLC again sweetened their own all-cash takeover offer for Chiquita on Thursday, a last-ditch effort to win shareholders' support before a Friday vote.

  • DaVita Finalizes $400M Settlement Over Kickback Claims

    Dialysis giant DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. has finalized a record deal in which it will pay more than $400 million and unwind 11 joint ventures to resolve claims by a whistleblower that it provided kickbacks to kidney doctors, Phillips & Cohen LLP, which brought the suit, said Wednesday.